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TERROR ATTACK: Two people confirmed dead, policeman stabbed and people mown down...

TERROR ATTACK: Two people confirmed dead, policeman stabbed and people mown down on Westminster Bridge

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A man is treated on the floor outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

The much-feared terror attack on London has happened – early reports of a serious incident on Westminster Bridge say at least 12 people have been mown down by a car, a police officer has been stabbed and two people have been shot.

Two people have now been confirmed dead. Earlier reports coming out of Westminster stated that one woman had been confirmed dead by a Junior Doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital and numerous people with ‘catastrophic’ injuries.

Police are asking people to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square; Whitehall; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth Bridge; Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube.

This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident.

The scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: “Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament’s entrance.”

Officers – including firearms officers – remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.

Eye witness Owen Bennett of the Huffington Post posted: “I heard what sounded like an explosion outside Parliament and so I rushed to the window.

“I saw people running past the entrance to the New Palace Yard entrance to Parliament and then at least one person run into the Yard itself. A police officer chased this person and wrestled him to the ground.

“Shots were then fired but I can’t remember how many and I didn’t see who fired them. I ran down the stairs from my office but the police prevented us leaving the stairwell.

“When I returned to my office I could see two people lying on the ground outside Westminster Hall, but neither were the person I saw wrestled to the ground by the police officer minutes earlier.

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he scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: “Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament’s entrance.”

“Two ambulances are in Old Palace Yard, positioned outside Westminster Hall, an orange air ambulance has landed on Parliament Square. Paramedic teams are giving treatment to two people in the Yard. Armed police are standing by in groups. As I write this someone tells me they have just seen someone, potentially an MP, walking away from the scene with blood on his hands. The atmosphere is tense.”

Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs an “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident.

Staff inside Parliament have told to stay inside their offices.

The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said police told her someone had been shot and MPs said they heard “three or four gunshots”.

Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: “There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere.”

Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.

A man is treated on the floor outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: “Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament’s entrance.”

Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the police’s request.

A man with a knife was seen within the confines of the Parliament, eyewitnesses said that he had been shot.

It is believed two people may have been shot outside the building and a police officer has been stabbed.

Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.

A car on Westminster Bridge is reported to have knocked down several people. A Reuters photographer said he had seen at least a dozen people injured.

A Downing Street source declined to say where Theresa May had been during the attack, but said she had not been involved. Reports say the Prime Minister was bundled into a car by armed guards.

Total lock down at Parliamant, London, as emergency services attend the scene. March 22, 2017. A knifeman has been shot outside Parliament after charging gates and stabbing a police officer. Witnesses also said a car mowed down a dozen pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing into the gates outside Parliament. Two people have been seen lying within Old Palace Yard, immediately outside Westminster Hall. Earlier reports suggested sounds of an explosion were heard but this has not been confirmed.

Alan Parry, a Sky Sports presenter who was at the scene, said he heard an “almighty crash” and saw a 4×4 crashed into the railings outside Parliament with smoke coming from the bonnet.

He said: “The guy who was the driver of the 4×4 got out of the car and sprinted away from the scene. That was followed by what sounded like gun shots and all hell was let loose, police descended everywhere.”

Assistant Editor | Shuz Azam has been a journalist for more than 20 years and although he trained in Shropshire at the Shropshire Star where he later worked as a reporter his first job in London was working on the Mercury in Deptford. He later moved to the sister paper the South London Press working as reporter, sub editor, production editor and deputy editor. He has also worked in West London as editor of the Ealing Gazette and content manager of Uxbridge Gazette, Harrow Observer and Bucks Examiner and Advertiser. Today he is assistant editor of the South London Press and works for all our titles.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Any terrorist act by any human brute must be strongly condemned by one and all

    It is an immoral retaliation for what have been happening may be in the Middle East

    We do not know yet but it may be a retaliation whereby poor and innocent people have been targeted

    The punished group of innocent people had no direct association with the geopolitical developments

    It is true that in times of war and armed conflict, collective punishment has resulted in atrocities, and violation of the laws of war and the Geneva Conventions.(It is happening right now in Syria by all fighters)

    Historically, occupying powers have used collective punishment to retaliate against and deter attacks on their forces by Resistance movements (e.g. destroying entire towns and villages where such attacks have occurred).

    But two wrongs do not make a wrong ( a terrorist act) right

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